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4 Myths about Electrical Enclosures

4 Myths about Electrical Enclosures
There are a number of misconceptions about enclosures. We bust the most common four myths in this article.

4 Ways to Cool a Cabinet

4 Ways to Cool a Cabinet
There are four main ways to ensure a cabinet is well ventilated, one of which uses natural convection and the others employ fans to create forced convection.

5 Common Mistakes in Enclosure Cooling

5 Common Mistakes in Enclosure Cooling
We outline five of the most common enclosure cooling mistakes and how to avoid them.

A Guide to Enclosure Cooling

A Guide to Enclosure Cooling
Our guide explains enclosure ventilation fan selection, the required air flow and how to control condensation.

Cabinet Cooling For Outdoor Enclosures

Cabinet Cooling For Outdoor Enclosures
Cabinet cooling for outdoor enclosures seems simple, but it’s often little things that are overlooked that can reduce the means of having a well maintained and effective electrical cabinet.

Choosing Enclosure Construction Materials

Choosing Enclosure Construction Materials
The options available for constructing electrical enclosures can be wide-ranging so it is important to choose materials and components carefully.

Diagnosing Electrical Enclosure Fan Issues

Diagnosing Electrical Enclosure Fan Issues
There are common mechanical and electrical issues that if left unmonitored can negatively affect the performance of a cabinet or electrical enclosure.

Energy Savings in Enclosures

Energy Savings in Enclosures
Want to boost the energy efficiency of your enclosures? Read our guide on the three key ways to save energy.

Explosion-Proof Enclosure Cooling

Explosion-Proof Enclosure Cooling
If the enclosure is in an ATEX zoned area, the thermal management components need to be explosion-proof. We offer ATEX certified fans to cool the enclosure whilst protecting equipment from the ingress of dust and water.

Filter Fan Compatibility - Industry Standard Sizes

Filter Fan Compatibility - Industry Standard Sizes
Panel builders and machine builders across the UK manufacture electrical enclosures and cabinets to specific industry sizes.

Five Things you Haven't Considered About Enclosure Cooling

Five Things you Haven't Considered About Enclosure Cooling
Setting up an enclosure can seem simple, but its the simple things that are often overlooked. Here are 5 things you haven't considered about enclosure cooling.

How Do Enclosure Thermostats Work?

How Do Enclosure Thermostats Work?
Axair Online offers 2 variants of thermostats : normally-closed and normally-open, each is used to monitor different parts of the system, find out more here...

How Do I Install A Fan Filter Unit?

How Do I Install A Fan Filter Unit?
Everything you need to know about installing and connecting a Fan Filter Unit into the panel or enclosure..

How Does A Fan Filter Unit Work To Facilitate Enclosure Cooling?

How Does A Fan Filter Unit Work To Facilitate Enclosure Cooling?
How does a Fan Filter work to facilitate enclosure and cabinet cooling?...

How Many Times Can I Wash the Filter Media in a Fan Filter Unit?

How Many Times Can I Wash the Filter Media in a Fan Filter Unit?
Maintain the Ingress Protection of the unit but how do you manage this filter media?...

How to Calculate the Thermal Dissipation of Electrical Enclosures

How to Calculate the Thermal Dissipation of Electrical Enclosures
Thermal dissipation is one of the most important elements to consider before installing the cabinet itself.

How To Change The Airflow Direction

How To Change The Airflow Direction
Axair Online supply predominately Reverse Airflow Fan Filters but it's a simple operation to manually change the direction of the airflow.

How to prevent corrosion in the electrical panel?

How to prevent corrosion in the electrical panel?
The causes of corrosion in electrical panels and how to prevent it.

Is Your IP up to Scratch?

Is Your IP up to Scratch?
Is your IP performing as it should? Learn more about ingress protection requirements for fan filter units in cabinets and enclosures.

Protecting Care Homes with Clean Air Solutions from Axair

Protecting Care Homes with Clean Air Solutions from Axair
Care homes have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and our awareness for the need for clean air means that air purification in particular settings is critical.

Safe Document Keeping In Electrical Enclosures

Safe Document Keeping In Electrical Enclosures
The ineffective storage of installation and maintenance instructions can negatively affect the airflow within an electrical cabinet or enclosure.

Save Time in Electrical Enclosure Installation

Save Time in Electrical Enclosure Installation
Time is money, so the speed and simplicity of enclosure installation is key. Read for time saving tweaks designed to streamline installation and maintenance.

Wellisair Advanced Technology Explained

Wellisair Advanced Technology Explained
Wellisair uses advanced technology that effectively generates and expands hydroxyl radicals (OH) that by oxidation eliminates virus, bacteria, allergens, moulds, odours and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) up to 99.9%.

Wellisair's effectiveness against COVID-19 Coronavirus

Wellisair's effectiveness against COVID-19 Coronavirus
Wellisair's effectiveness against the pandemic COVID-19 Coronavirus

What are the Benefits of LEDs vs Fluorescent Lights?

What are the Benefits of LEDs vs Fluorescent Lights?
It is common knowledge that LEDs are more economical in use but there are also a number of additional benefits.

What do Enclosures in Food Processing Need?

What do Enclosures in Food Processing Need?
There are strict hygiene regulations in food processing. Find out what is needed for well ventilated, protected enclosures in the food and beverage industry...

What does an adaptor do?

What does an adaptor do?
These inexpensive units are a must in the installation of fan filters where there is limited space...

What is EMC?

What is EMC?
Our FPF fan filter units are available with a shielding against Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI)...

What is the difference between standard and reverse airflow?

What is the difference between standard and reverse airflow?
We supply our Fan Filter Units with reverse airflow, sometimes you may need a standard airflow when purchasing a Fan Filter Unit, so what is the difference?...

What Is The Meaning Of Ingress Protection Or IP Rating?

What Is The Meaning Of Ingress Protection Or IP Rating?
The term IP rating is mentioned everywhere, so what does it mean?...

What Is The Objective Of Climate Control?

What Is The Objective Of Climate Control?
Why is it important to manage the temperature inside equipment?...

What You Need to Know About Airflow

What You Need to Know About Airflow
Looking at datasheets to obtain the correct airflow is not always easy. We explain what the figures mean and how best to determine the correct airflow at the correct frequency.

When Would I Need to Use A Roof Fan?

When Would I Need to Use A Roof Fan?
As the image shows, fans may need to be located outside of the enclosure, when would you need to do this?...

Where Do I Position A Fan Filter?

Where Do I Position A Fan Filter?
Find out what is the best practice approach to cooling a cabinet and which is Axair's recommended approach?....

Why Cool An Enclosure?

Why Cool An Enclosure?
Keeping equipment inside an enclosure cool is essential to prevent unexpected equipment shutdown. Read on to find out why else you should cool an enclosure?

Why Do I Need Anti Condensation Heaters?

Why Do I Need Anti Condensation Heaters?
A buying guide for anti condensation heaters, thermostats and hygrostats for electrical enclosures.

Why is cooling critical for your enclosure?

Why is cooling critical for your enclosure?
Cooling is critical for any electrical enclosure as it prevents the premature failure of equipment.

Why Use Pressure Compensation Devices?

Why Use Pressure Compensation Devices?
The pressure compensation device, or vent plug, is designed to prevent moisture or dust entering through door seals due to a negative internal pressure.